Thursday, 24 March 2011

nee naw nee naw crochet emergency!!

Long time no posts!!

here's my latest update:

Completed: 4 no-sew grannies (me, Zac, Em & Mad); one no-sew teeny granny squares cushion front (gotta sew the back on and find a suitable huge cushion to fill it).
Current projects: Rainbow chevron blanket for me; purple, blue & white chevron for my nephew & niece-in-law-to-be as a wedding gift (needs to be completed for 21s May!! eek); lots of teeny little flowers to decorate the front of some knitting needle and crochet hook roll ups (need to be completed before 1st April!).

Busy busy busy!!

Now I have a question, which I'll get to in a minute. As I said just up there ^ I am making some needle and hook rolls. I am selling these at a community market in a couple of weeks. I posed a question on my facebook wall yesterday(?) about how to decorate the outside. Some suggested stamping (nope, the fabrics are textured), some said ribbons (they are tied with ribbon) and Rachel (Pepper) stated the obvious answer I should have thought of in the first place - crocheting a couple of little flowers. Well, derr me lol.

So, now I have settled on the little flowers (which I am quite enjoying making, by the way), my next question is: which side - left or right - should I sew them to??

Do you (or would you) roll yours from the left to the right or from the right to the left??? I roll mine from the left side to the right, so my own would be decorated on the outside of the right-hand side. But does everyone roll that way? Would that put off any lefties out there from using one that rolls up that way? Or is it as case of "6 of one, half a dozen of another?"

Don't know what a needle roll is? HERE is a link to a search in google images which might help

I have posted this question over in the Little Scrapbook Shop forums too, in the "Hookers & Knitwits Unite" thread.

That's my dilemma. Can anyone help?

Take care and ciao for now,

Thursday, 10 March 2011

School Holiday Classes at Dean Park Community Development Project

Hey there bloggers!

Hope you are having a lovely day. I just wanted to let folks know that I am teaching some workshops in the April school holidays if people out this way would like to come. Place are limited so book in quickly before they fill up (I am only taking a max. of 10 people for each workshop).

The first workshop is on Wed 13th April 10am - 3pm and is an altered canvas picture frame

The 2nd workshop is on Wed 20th April 10am - 3pm and will be broken into 2 projects - shabby chic layout and matching card.

For details, click *HERE* or you can click on the link at the top of my blog under my banner, which will take you to the page telling you all about it.

Take care and ciao for now,

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

One Product 3 Ways - Stamps! at Little Scrapbook Shop

Good Morning Bloggers!!

Today I have a treat for you! I have just loaded a tutorial over at Little Scrapbook Shop, showing you 3 ways with stamps. Below is a peek at the cards I made. Details on how to get these results can be found in the forums over at LSBS. Click *HERE* to see the thread in the forum.

Create a background for punching out shapes:
Shrinky Dink Fun:
Paper Piecing:
Product information
~ stamps - The Greeting Farm, "Later Sk8er", "Journey", Buddies"; MME Lost & Found "Madison Avenue "Pretty""
~inks - Stazon Timber Brown
~ cardstock - Bazzill Basics
~ Patterned Papers: Echo Park "littlegirl", Kaisercraft
~ Brads
~ Flowers - Green Tara
~ Ribbons
~ Buttons
~ Punches - Martha Stewart - large butterfly, hydrangeas 3
~ Journaling pens - white & brown
~ The Crafters Workshop Template -
~ EK Success punch - retro flower large
~ Other tools: distressing too, heat gun, adhesives

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!!

Take care and ciao for now,

Monday, 7 March 2011

Blog re-vamp - please bare with me

Having a small re-vamp. Please bare with me while I add new pages to my blog. Not quite sure how its going to work, but just remembered I could do it.

I will have some photos later - cards/atcs and hooky goodness to share with you :)

In the meantime, have a fantabulous day!!

Take care and ciao for now,